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Parameter Identification of Fiber Orientation Models Based on Direct Fiber Simulation with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

: Meyer, Nils; Saburow, Oleg; Hohberg, Martin; Hrymak, Andrew; Henning, Frank; Kärger, Luise

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Journal of composites science 4 (2020), No.2, Art. 77, 20 pp.
ISSN: 2504-477X
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer ICT ()
short fiber reinforcement; process simulation; smoothed particle hydrodynamics

The behavior of fiber suspensions during flow is of fundamental importance to the process simulation of discontinuous fiber reinforced plastics. However, the direct simulation of flexible fibers and fluid poses a challenging two-way coupled fluid-structure interaction problem. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) offers a natural way to treat such interactions. Hence, this work utilizes SPH and a bead chain model to compute a shear flow of fiber suspensions. The introduction of a novel viscous surface traction term is key to achieve full agreement with Jeffery’s equation. Careful modelling of contact interactions between fibers is introduced to model suspensions in the non-dilute regime. Finally, parameters of the Reduced-Strain Closure (RSC) orientation model are identified using ensemble averages of multiple SPH simulations implemented in PySPH and show good agreement with literature data.